Reminder/PIM application with compact "next 7 days" view?

Hal Burgiss hal at
Sat May 10 14:10:57 UTC 2008

On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 02:20:53PM +0100, Chris G wrote:
> > 
> Not quite what I want because I'd like it to show the next few day's
> appointments all the time, not just when I click on it.  I know
> myself too well, I'll forget to click on it!  :-)

I don't guess anyone has mentioned 'remind', 

The beauty of remind is how flexible it is. Of course flexibility has
a price, and there is some learning curve. But its default output is
plain text, where it can easily be man handled into any other output format
desirable: gui pop ups (eg via gmessage), text message to cell phone,
input to html based calendars, rss feeds, print on the xroot window
with root-tail, or whatever other format you have the time and
inclination to do with it. Combined with cron, it is quite powerful,
light weight and portable.

I use it with cron to populate a html calendar that runs on my local
Ubuntu system here, where Apache serves it as password protected to anybody
anywhere in the world that has a browser and my password ;-) And it can
send me 'reminders' via cron+email for really important events. 

$ dpkg -l remind
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err:
||/ Name            Version         Description
ii  remind          03.00.24-4      a sophisticated reminder service


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